Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Ghost Izakaya

Some time in July, Maria and I went to a ghost-themed izakaya called Yuurei in Kichijoji.

 The entrance



Despite the horror theme, we found the atmosphere to be really relaxing somehow.


 To call the staff, you had to place this hand between the windows and ring a bell.


Most of the food was just normal izakaya food with spooky names, but we did manage to find some eyeball cheese things. The food and drinks were a little more expensive than normal izakayas, but still very affordable, and as there's no cover charge, I'd definitely say it's worth it. 

 I got to have a funeral! They dressed me in some kind of death outfit, then said some prayers and threw flowers on me while I lay in a coffin and laughed my head off. 


At the end they closed the lid, and even the window in it too. It's a good thing I'm not claustrophobic! 

I'd strongly recommend this place to any fans of Japanese horror movies/folklore, or anyone who likes theme restaurants/bars. 


Tuesday, 9 September 2014

18/07/2014

I'm too tired to write a full entry today, so here's some purikura I took with Ashley when we met for karaoke and drinks before I went to some kind of goth night at Trump Room. 

Senbonzakura Miku T-shirt: animega
Heart ring garter: Creepyyeha
Skeleton garter: Noctex
Heart bracelet: WEGO


A slightly clearer shot of that day's make up


Monday, 8 September 2014

Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival - 26/07/2014

Every summer there's a huge fireworks display by The Sumida River in Tokyo, so a group of us decided to go and watch them in yukatas. I'd never worn a yukata before, so Maria dressed me in one of hers. c: The day was a lot of fun! We got there super early (about 2pm?) to get a good space to sit, and spent the afternoon drinking alcohol and eating delicious festival foods. 


Shaved ice

3pm alcohol start


At some point Maria and I went for a walk and found a maneki neko shrine:




The fireworks display itself was amazing! I really wasn't expecting anything anywhere near as good considering that you didn't have to pay to watch it. None of the photos I took do it any justice, but here are a few anyway:

 This one looked like the Skytree was exploding haha




Sunday, 7 September 2014

Florence!

Wow, remember 2 months ago when I got a new computer and said I'd start blogging again? That never happened ahaha. I'm sorry, I'll try again. I have a LOT to catch up on so it might be mostly smaller posts for the moment. As for what's going on with me now, I finished my studies in Japan in early August, and I'm now studying in Florence, Italy for a month. I'll try to post about both my time in Italy and Japan~

Anyway, I'll talk about Florence for today. I'm here doing an intensive, 4 week Italian language course. This is a compulsory part of my university degree, as I have to spend time studying in a country that speaks each language I'm studying. As I also spent one semester in France and one in Japan, there's only time for about one month in Italy. I've been here for 2 weeks now. I was worried about coming here because it had been about a year since I'd spoken Italian, but thankfully I remembered most of it really quickly!



I'm staying in this really cute (I say cute, but it's actually pretty big) apartment with some other study abroad students. 




As you can see, it's a beautiful city, but to be honest I don't think it's a very interesting place to live. On the weekend I've been visiting art galleries and museums, which is nice, but there isn't much to do during the week once I've finished school (at 4pm). 

I've mostly been spending my evenings watching anime (I recommend Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun) and messing around with make up haha. Here are a few looks I tried:

 Used black eyeshadow as lipstick. It worked surprisingly well.


Choker courtesy of Spookii!



I'll leave you with this old-school VK song I've been listening to a lot lately~
I got really addicted to La'Cryma Christi in Tokyo after impulse-buying one of their albums from Closet Child.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

I finally have a computer! + new hair

Long time, no post! This is because, about 2 months ago, my computer broke, and I've only just got a new one yesterday. I hope you've all been well! I'm still very much enjoying Tokyo, but I only have one month left here. ;A;
I have a lot to post about, so I'll try to get back into blogging soon~ 

Until then, here are some pictures of my hair! In June I was modelling for a salon, so they cut it, then changed the colour a few times. The first time, it was blonde with some pink streaks:


The second time, they asked if there were any colours I wanted, so I said red, silver or purple. They did silver AND purple.
This is right after it was dyed. I actually meant like a really light purple, but I still quite liked how this looked.

The purple has faded quite a bit, so now it's like this, which I think I prefer. 

I'm not in a rush to change it, but I don't think I'll re-dye it purple. I'll probably do red streaks next time, because it goes with most of my clothes, or maybe just completely silver. We'll see.



Tuesday, 29 April 2014

23/04/2014 - Kiki & Lala Cafe

Last week I met up with Miku to go to the Kiki & Lala cafe in Shibuya Parco


The cafe/diner opened in March, and I believe it's only around for a limited time. We went on a Thursday afternoon, but we still had to wait for about 45 minutes to get in. I think it's worth going at least once, though! 

The interior was very plain apart from the entrance and the statue in the photo above. The menu had a small selection of slightly expensive -but all very cute and pertaining to the cafe's theme- drinks, main courses, and desserts. 

Honey chai latte

 Lala soda

 Kiki and Lala's sweet, fluffy pancake

It was delicious, but this definitely isn't a pancake! 

Afterwards, we took purikura, of course~

This was the "natural" (least thin) leg setting haha, what?!

Outfit rundown
Eyeball bow: Kreepsville 666
Top: Karen Miller
Heart ring garter, choker: Creepyyeha
Shoes, bow: Bodyline